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Media Advisory - Real estate executives to address market prospects amid challenging economic conditions, at CIBC World Markets conference

    TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - CIBC World Markets will
host its 13th Annual North American Real Estate Equities Conference on
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at The Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto.
    The conference will focus on the state of real estate property and
capital markets, and the economic factors that have changed the landscape so
dramatically since last summer. It will be attended by more than
400 executives from prominent publicly-traded real estate companies, as well
as money managers, pension funds and private investors across North America.
The conference will feature panel discussions and opportunities for questions
from the floor. Agenda highlights include the following:-  Economic Overview: presentation by Jeff Rubin, Chief Economist and
       Chief Strategist, CIBC World Markets

    -  Property Markets - A Global View: with panelists Michael Cooper, Vice
       Chairman & CEO, Dundee REIT; Tom Farley, President & COO, Brookfield
       Properties Corporation; David Henry, Vice Chairman & CIO, Kimco Realty
       Corporation Thomas Hofstedter, President & CEO, H&R REIT; and Andrea
       Stephen, Executive Vice President, Investments, The Cadillac Fairview

    -  Capital Markets Update: with panelists B. James Britton, President &
       CEO, Northern Property REIT; Rai Sahi, Chairman & CEO, Morguard
       Corporation; Simon Nyilassy, President & CEO, Calloway REIT; Dori J.
       Segal, President & CEO, First Capital Realty Inc.; and Edward
       Sonshine, President & CEO, RioCan REIT

    -  Money Managers' Panel - "What Do You/Don't You Like?": featuring
       panelists George Armoyan, President & CEO, Clarke Inc.; Oscar
       Belaiche, Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Goodman & Company
       Investment Counsel, Dynamic Funds; Ira Gluskin, President & CIO,
       Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.; and Sandy McIntyre, Senior Vice
       President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Sentry Select Capital Corporation

    -  Private Equity Update: with panelists Christopher Chee, Managing
       Director, The Blackstone Group L.P.; Richard Dansereau, President &
       COO, Cadim, a division of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec;
       Katherine Lee, Managing Director, GE Real Estate; and Jon Love,
       Managing Partner, KingSett CapitalAttendance is by invitation only; media wishing to attend are required to
register in advance by calling 416-980-4048. Go to for full conference details. A
live audiocast will be available from this link on the day of the event.

    CIBC World Markets is the wholesale and corporate banking arm of CIBC,
providing a range of integrated credit and capital markets products,
investment banking, and merchant banking to clients in key financial markets
in North America and around the world. We provide innovative capital solutions
and advisory expertise across a wide range of industries as well as top-ranked
research for our corporate, government and institutional clients.

For further information:
For further information: Media contact: Tom Wallis, Communications &
Public Affairs, CIBC at (416) 980-4048 or